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ITT Hub makes debut at Farnborough International

by Joe Gallop

The inaugural Innovation and Technology in Transport (ITT Hub) took place last week at Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre, with 150 exhibitors and 4,000 industry professionals from the transport sector in attendance over the two days. 

The event, which took place from 30 June – 1 July, was the largest show of its kind in 40 years and was set up to lead the future of transport and develop the commercial vehicle market as the industry transitions to net-zero emissions.

The 45,000sqm indoor and outdoor venue space at Farnborough International showcased a range of high-tech products and services, while a Government Hub was attended by several government departments and agencies.

More than 20 manufacturers, including Fiat, Ford, IVECO and DAF Trucks, showcased vehicles, infrastructure and technology, while Volta Trucks debuted the Volta Zero, the world’s first purpose-built full-electric 16-tonne commercial vehicle created specifically for city centre logistics. Northern Ireland based bus manufacturer Wrightbus showcased the launch of its first hydrogen fuelled double deck bus.

British Astronaut Major Tim Peake CMG (pictured, left), one of 30 speakers at Logistics UK’s Future Logistics Conference which ran alongside the exhibition, stressed the importance of prioritising the decarbonisation of transport to protect the future health of the planet.

Mark Griffin, CEO at ITT Hub (pictured, right) said: “What a brilliant inauguration for ITT Hub. We were thrilled to welcome thousands of visitors, exhibitors and speakers to the event to explore the future of transport and tackle the challenges we face together as an industry.

“As part of our growth strategy, we are curating a portfolio of recycling and waste management, cold chain storage and distribution, plus even more of the energy and charging technology infrastructure experts for next year’s event.”

Gareth Rogers, CEO of Farnborough International, added: “The future of the event is bright and, as the new owners of ITT Hub, we are looking forward to continuing our collaboration with Mark Griffin and utilising our exceptional expertise and resources to grow ITT Hub into the leading event and news channel in the sector.”

Organisers of ITT Hub said the limit of 1,000 people indoors was managed in line with government Step 3 regulations. 

ITT Hub and the Future Logistics Conference will be returning to Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre next year, with dates confirmed of 11-12 May.

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